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Peach Fest sprouts $4.6 million impact

“Additionally, we also use registration information from events like the rodeo and the 5K run, plus data from admission receipts.”
This year’s numbers indicated that 43 percent of the festival goers came from Lincoln Parish; 42 percent from outside Lincoln Parish but within Louisiana; and 15 percent from out of state.
Bergeron said three factors led to the increased economic impact:
n Lincoln Parish residents spent more than they typically do;
n There were more out-of-parish, but in-state visitors; and
n More out-of-state visitors spent much more money.

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Anderson returning to RHS

Earlier this week, he met with officials from both RHS and West Monroe and submitted his resignation notice to the latter school, also a member of District 1-5A along with Ruston High.
“I am excited about being back at Ruston High and particularly also in regards to helping out with the strength and conditioning of other sports,” Anderson said. “Chris Block is the strength and conditioning coordinator for Ruston High and I will also be helping him in this area for other sports.”
Said Anderson about the return “home”: “I wanted to do what’s best for my family.

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Mature needs met at new area facility

It is described as place for senior citizens who want an active, independent lifestyle, free of yard and home maintenance. In a setting such as this, spirited living with neighbors close at hand may be enjoyed as a way of life.
Golden Ages Senior Village is designed for seniors with low income. Residents pay rent based upon their adjusted gross income and are responsible for their electric bills.
Water is provided at no charge.

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The Leader birthdays on file

And what does that include? First there are those traditional games such as “Pin the tail on the donkey” and “Go fishing.” Second, there is the homemade cake with homemade artwork. Third, there are the little cups of ice cream with wooden spoons. And, fourth, there are the little favors which constitute “mini gifts” for all of the attendees.

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Lincoln High legacy lives on

Robert “Demp” Smith, who is a graduate and former coach of Lincoln, said today’s younger generation especially does not think much about those days before integration.
“I have 10 grandchildren now, and they don’t think this existed,” he said, gesturing at a collage of old Lincoln High pictures he had produced. “They think everything was as it is now.”
The closing of Lincoln hit the school family hard, Smith said.

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